The cheapest times to fly from PEN to MSP are

  • March 19th to July 29th
  • October 8th to October 21st

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from PEN to MSP is early May. Prices can be as high as $3572 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $1039 for Saturday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Minneapolis

Flying from Bayan Lepas (PEN) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $1039 to $2903 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1057. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2844. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1787 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1517 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEN to MSP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PEN to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

PEN to MSP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEN to MSP flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Penang. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MSP, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PEN. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Minneapolis, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Penang. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $473 (22%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1577. Return trip prices are from the MSP to PEN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PEN to MSP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PEN to MSP

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from PEN to MSP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (PEN > HKG > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $989
  • Average savings: $528 (34.81%)

See PEN to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (PEN > KUL > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1024
  • Average savings: $494 (32.53%)

See PEN to HKG flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (PEN > JFK > MSP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1052
  • Average savings: $465 (30.65%)

See PEN to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PEN to MSP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, JAL, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Penang International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8869 miles or 14273 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PEN to MSP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEN to MSP flight is about 16 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Bayan Lepas and Minneapolis, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from PEN to MSP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEN
Origination airport name Penang International Airport
City Bayan Lepas
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.3
Longitude 100.3

Return Airport

Destination code MSP
Destination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2


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